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The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket
The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket
The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket

Fairmarket is a market town in the northern riverlands. It is situated on the Blue Fork of the Trident.[1]


Fairmarket is located mostly on the southern shore of the Blue Fork.[2] The wooden bridge which crosses the river at Fairmarket is newer and larger than another bridge upstream near Oldstones.[3]


King Arrec Durrandon watching the battle at Fairmarket, by Marc Simonetti ©

The river kings of old refused charters which would have allowed towns like Lord Harroway's Town, Saltpans, and Fairmarket to expand and potentially become cities.[4]

Pate of Fairmarket was a peasant who unsuccessfully claimed to be a river king after the riverlands were conquered by the Storm Kings of House Durrandon.[4]

The Storm King Arrec Durrandon was defeated in a battle at Fairmarket by Harwyn Hoare, King of the Iron Islands, allowing Harwyn to conquer the riverlands from the stormlands.[4] Rather than rule from the Iron Islands, Harwyn's son, Halleck Hoare, made his seat a modest tower house at Fairmarket. Halleck's son Harren the Black, the last King of the Isles and the Rivers, desired a grander seat and constructed Harrenhal on the Gods Eye.[5]

Widow Fairs were held at Fairmarket after the Dance of the Dragons.[6]

Prince Aegon Targaryen met one of his mistresses, Megette, after his horse threw a shoe while riding near Fairmarket in 155 AC.[7]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

While traveling from Riverrun to the Twins, Robb Stark, King in the North and King of the Trident, sends scouts to Fairmarket to see if he can cross the Blue Fork there, but its wooden bridge has washed away from heavy rainfall and flooding.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Lucias Vypren tracks a band of outlaws who may have been involved in the hanging of Merrett Frey to Fairmarket but loses them there.[8]

While returning to the Twins from the siege of Riverrun, Ser Ryman Frey and his party are attacked and killed two leagues south of Fairmarket.[9]


  1. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Fairmarket.
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.
  6. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.